2013 Grand National weights set to rise

THE second that Cheltenham ends, I start thinking about the Grand National. The next declaration stage is tomorrow and the weights are expected to rise with the likely defection of Albertas Run (11st 8lb). With doubts about Imperial Commander (11st 6lb), it could leave Quito De La Roque and What A Friend with top weight …[Read More]

2013 Grand National weights: Teaforthree stands out

THE unveiling of the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National weights usually sparks cries of frustration and woe from various trainers and owners. But this year seems to be a little different… so far. The overall reaction seems to be that BHA handicapper Phil Smith has done a credible and fair job in working out the …[Read More]